This week, the children have been involved in eSafety sessions.
Firstly, thank you to all of the parents who attended these sessions. It is important that the children are aware of these issues and seeing parents at these sessions, makes it clear that the messages we give at school are also being talked about at home.
They have been reminded of the importance to stay safe online and to tell our trusted adults if we see or hear anything online that upsets us or anything that makes us feel sad, angry or worried.
I therefore have some further information for you regarding this important issue. Safer Internet Advice to Parents. This information helps parents with what to do if your child sees something upsetting online.
It has been made explicitly clear to the children that if they are unsure about anything, or worried, scared, lonely or upset, they should tell one of their trusted adults at home or school to try to help them out. I hope the information above and the links which are included in that post are useful in dealing with the sometimes difficult conversations that can come up if children do see or hear anything which they shouldn’t, online.
Below, you will find links to the quiz which was used in the sessions, along with the answers to these questions. I hope you find these useful. The children should know the answers, as they have been more fully explained during the eSafety sessions.
Mr H’s eSafety Quiz Mr H’s eSafety Quiz with Answers
If you have any questions or queries relating to the eSafety sessions which have taken place this week, please do not hesitate to find Mr Higginbotham around school.
Our current text in English is Dogger.
The children have learnt about the characters in the story e.g. Dave, Dogger and Bella and have begun to think about the characters thoughts and feelings throughout different parts of the story.
This week we are preparing to write out new version of Dogger. The children have changed the main character and have picked a new toy.
We will write our stories next week. We hope you look forward to reading them.
Miss Sewart and Mrs Stocks
During WB 8th January in our maths session we were learning about 2D and 3D shapes,. We have been naming shapes and recognising their properties e.g. a cube has square faces, a cylinder has curved edges. We then discussed how many vertices, edges and faces each shape has. The children begin to notice from drawing around 3D shapes that you can see 2D shapes within a 3D shape e.g. triangle and square faces can be found in a square based pyramid.
This week (WB 15th Jan) we have moved on to learning about place value within numbers to 20.
We have learnt that all numbers from 11-19 have a 1 at the beginning and this stands for 1 ten. The other number is the amount of ones or units in that number e.g. 16 is made up of 1 ten and 6 ones.
The children have used practical equipment to find the place value of numbers and have becoming more confident in understanding what this means. Later on in the year we will apply these strategies and work with larger numbers (to 100).
Today we used ten frames and the part whole model to show the place value of numbers to 20.
Mrs Stocks and Miss Sewart
Today the children watched a pantomime telling the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’. It was great fun warning the characters about the villains in the story and joining in with all the story as it was told.
We have received some exciting news in Team 1!
Loghan’s balloon had travelled all the way to Germany. A kind gentleman wrote a letter to tell us all about the balloons journey.
Today the children came in to find a decorated Christmas card, a present under the tree and an envelope addressed to Team 1 and Team 2 at Charlestown.
We opened the letter as a year group and it was from FATHER CHRISTMAS!!
The letter explained the children have been so good recently that he had left a tree and a present for us. We opened to present to reveal a book called ‘Dear Father Christmas’. The book explained that a little girl called Holly wanted to write a letter to Santa to check it was really him before sending off her Christmas list. We decided to write out very own letters back to Father Christmas to say thank you for letter and gifts.
The children had to include questions in their letter and asked him things like:
How did you get here?
Did it take long?
Which is your favourite reindeer?
We will send our letters off to Father Christmas tonight and see if we hear from him again!!
Mrs Stocks, Miss Mcconnell and Miss Maciver
Miss Sewart and Miss Absalom
After designing the new and improved houses of London the children worked in pairs to build them. Using skills they have learnt from design and technology lessons.
In English we are learning all about the Jolly Postman and the characters he meets as he delivers the letters.
How many characters can you recognise?
Have you ever received any mail/ post?
What type of characters does the Jolly Postman meet as he delivers the post?
In maths this week we have been solving problems involving subtraction. The children have been able to use objects and draw pictures to solve these problems!